Turaida Castle, Sigulda

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Walk along the castle ramparts and explore the elements of medieval building at Turaida Castle, which means "Thor's garden" in the language of the ancient inhabitants. The red-brick castle is a cultural landmark with a special protection status. Archbishop of Riga requested the building be constructed for an order of Crusaders in 1214. As you tour the building, you'll see the original surviving fragments of a defensive wall, the main tower, a semi-rounded tower, and the western section. Learn about the history and the restoration process at exhibits inside the restored buildings. You can climb the main tower for a view of the valley. See Turaida Castle and all Sigulda has to offer by arranging your trip with our Sigulda trip itinerary builder site .
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  • A small castle, but quite interesting. Were there with friends in January, lucky with the weather and take a tour. Guide all of us very interesting told and shown. If yourself examined it, absolutely would not have impressed. And nothing interesting.
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  • The castle isn’t extremely impressive but the historical exhibition is insightful. The grounds surrounding the castle are pretty. The site was made more charming perhaps by the blanket of snow coverin...  more »
  • The Turaida Castle is the centerpiece of a beautiful naturalistic-Archaeological Park and cured. We went in a gloomy day of April and the weather has spoiled for anything our ride! The only draw back is how to get there: If you don't have a car, you can still opt for a nice walk in the woods or you can take the bus traveling from the main square of Sigulda. In any case worth a visit!!
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  • Very interesting castle complex. Worth a visit. Staff are not very friendly and closing times are different for each part of the complex. The main castle closes at 20h, but you can't access many of the exhibitions after 18h.
  • It is pretty Cool to see it and climb the huge tower there, but the castle was quite small so after half an hour you will be pretty much done and have seen everything. And you can do archery there if you are lucky and come at good time.
  • Very large grounds including a sculpture park which is great to meander through. The Castle itself is heavily reconstructed, but gives a good concept of what it would have been in its original form, with an extensive amount of historical information given.
  • Amazing park and castle, through not very child friendly. we visited this place during our visit in Latvia, and its pity to see that not many places are suitable or friendly to kids. My boys are 6 and 4 years old, the only activity they enjoyed was arrow shooting, as in rest of the places they were not allowed to touch anything. At the shops outside of museum we were even shouted at and called names, ashamed I understand Latvian language and happy my kids didn't understand why that particular lady was so aggressive. However this place deffo worst to visit, but with older kids. Ladies in the shops on car park extremely rude. Giving one star for museum settings itself, and one star for for guy who assisted us at arriw shooting.
  • A well preserved castle in a beautiful garden/forest setting. Lots to see if able to spend time roaming around. Manual wheelchairs available for those with mobility problems.
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